Earwigs

How do I get rid of earwigs?

Earwigs are a nuisance because they can be difficult to eradicate on your own. When speaking to a GoKill advisor about an earwig infestation, they can advise you further on the most appropriate way to effectively control and eliminate your infestation.

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Who is at risk of an earwig infestation?

> Why are earwigs pests?

Earwigs tend to live outside properties, in damp areas such as around the foundations of a property. They hide in these areas to feed on live or dead insects and plants. However, if you do find earwigs within your home it could be for the following reasons: the conditions outside the property may be too dry, too wet or too hot, your property may have multiple cracks, gaps or crevices where they have entered the property, or they may have been drawn inside due to the lighting.

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> Why do I have a earwig infestation?

Earwigs tend to live outside properties, in damp areas such as around the foundations of a property. They hide in these areas to feed on live or dead insects and plants. However, if you do find earwigs within your home it could be for the following reasons: the conditions outside the property may be too dry, too wet or too hot, your property may have multiple cracks, gaps or crevices where they have entered the property, or they may have been drawn inside due to the lighting.

> Where can I find earwigs within my property?

Earwigs tend to be found within cool, moist places throughout the day. These places are predominantly around the exterior foundations of the property. Within your property, GoKill suggests you look at areas where there are any cracks, gaps or crevices. Earwigs tend to come out at night to feed, so we advise you to put on any lights that may encourage them to be seen.

Where can I find earwigs within my property?

> Prevention

  • Good housekeeping and cleanliness throughout the exterior of your property. Clean gardens and yards can be an effective step to reduce the population of earwigs.
  • Ensure all garden debris and organic mulches is cleaned, especially around the foundations or paving, as these moist areas are key hotspots during the daytime for earwigs to hide.
  • GoKill recommends you can lay dry gravel as mulch next to foundations.
  • Reduce the amount of lights within your garden or property in the evening, as earwigs are drawn towards lights.
  • Clean up all things lying around in the garden, such as litter, unwanted packaging, leaves, wood, mossy stones, moss and mulches.
  • Ensure shrubs and bushes are maintained to allow for light penetration and air circulation, especially towards the base of the bushes or shrubs.
  • Look around the foundations of the exterior of your property and fill in any cracks, gaps or crevices where earwigs can enter. In addition, check doors and windows for any potential repair work.

> Do you provide a service for an earwig infestation at all hours?

Yes, GoKill Manchester Pest Control offers a service which provides highly, trained, qualified professional technicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

> Who is at risk of an earwig infestation?

Any premises, residential properties are at risk. By contacting GoKill Manchester Pest Control services and following our recommended before and after advise this will help to deter earwigs from disrupting your premises.

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